Monthly Archives: March 2016

Apr 7 Thu 6.30pm UN screening “Giraffada” by Palestinian director Rani Massalha

This well attended event in the UN main meeting hall used for movies and their panels saw each desk position occupied on every level, and rewarded interest with a moving drama of small boy, the elegant and spindly legged giraffes … Continue reading

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Apr 6 Wed 6.30/7pm SciCafe: How “Paleo” Is Your Diet? AMNH 77 St

The chattering of the networking and connecting 20-35 year olds milling about the SciCafe venue (the huge lower level circular hall at the north entrance of the AMNH) quieted as Christina Warinner of the University of Oklahoma unveiled the stunning … Continue reading

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Mar 31 Thu 6.30-8.15pm New America/Century American Amnesia: The War on Government and Getting Back to Prosperity by Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson

The two authors, one from Yale and one from Berkeley, of American Amnesia, a timely reminder of just how helpful government has been in the past century or two in boosting the development of American society, invention and productivity, discussed … Continue reading

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Mar 30 Wed 6pm Italian Cultural Institute Park and 67St Reception for Paolo Pellegrin Mohamed Keita Photographers of Refugees

Two photographers who have recorded the agony of refugees who arrive by sea from Libya to Italy, one a refugee himself, in black and white photos upstairs (Pellegrin) and in color downstairs (Keita) in starkly realist and direct confrontation with … Continue reading

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Mar 29 Tue 6pm/6.30-8pm Century Foundation and NYU Wagner 295 Lafayette St Debate: “American should embrace the undocumented and expand immigration.”

In a typically high level Debate of the Century, at NYUWagner, whose students are typically cost-benefit economists who move into appropriate berths after graduation, two tough proponents battle over what to do about illegal immigrants, with Marielena standing up for … Continue reading

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Mar 18 Fri Justin Ferrate NYC Historian Tour Leader on Penn Central’s Lost Magnificence at Molly Barnes

Justin Ferrate brought home just what a magnificent palace was lost in Penn Station when they turned it into a rathole. Which is what happens when capitalism is taken off the dog leash it should be held on at all … Continue reading

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Mar 17 Thu Noon Jennifer Lantzas of NYC Parks at Molly Barnes

Jennifer Lantzas revealed what a rich program the NYC Parks have of interesting and creative works by artists all over NYC – who knew there were so many? Over fifty right now. JENNIFER LANTZAS Thursday, March 17, 2016 Molly Barnes … Continue reading

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Mar 15 Tue 7pm BookCulture 81/82 Columbus Thomas Frank’Listen, Liberal: Or, What Ever Happened to the Party of the People?

Thomas Frank sends another missile into the flank of the status quo with Listen Liberals! by highlighting how the Democrats have been taken over by top professionals plucked from obscurity into higher ed elite such as Bill Clinton and Obama … Continue reading

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Mar 15 Tue 10/10.30am Dinosaurs Are Among Us – Birds! AMNH Mar 21 Mon to Jan 2 Mon 2017

Armed with new tools like CT scans to see the shape of lost brains scientists present ever more evidence from bones and modern birds that lumbering dinosaurs were the original birds, developing over 230 million years ago into small feathered … Continue reading

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Mar 8 Tue 6pm/6.30-8pm Century Foundation and NYU Wagner 295 Lafayette St Debate: Public College Should Be Free

NYU Wagner and The Century Foundation invite you to Debates of the Century @NYU Wagner, a public debate series showcasing thoughtful, informed dialogue from experts on the most vital national policy issues. The topic of the first debate is “Public … Continue reading

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